When my session was over, they had me sign some forms and pay my money, and they gave me a card with the time of my appointment the next morning and an envelope full of some sort of pamphlets. That was it for that appointment, so Jake took me back to the hotel.
I felt so shaken already and was so filled with dread for the next day that I found that all I wanted to do was lie down on the bed.
"Well, that didn't take too long," said Jake. "And now we have a full day to have fun in Vegas. Let's go hit the casinos."
"I don't know," I said.
"Come on. It'll take your mind off of all of this, and we'll have some fun. Remember, your older brother specifically instructed you to have fun," he said smiling.
"Jake, you know I'm only fifteen," I said. "If I go with you, I'll just get us both thrown out of any casinos we visit and you know it."
"Well, what do you want to do then?" he asked.
"I think that you should go enjoy visiting the casinos, and I should just hang out here at the hotel and rest."
"Leave you here all alone all day to sit and contemplate your situation?" he asked. "I don't know that I can do that. Look, if you don't feel up to going out, I can stay here with you, and we can do some calm, non-stressful things like take a walk around the neighborhood."
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